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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
Provisional version - January 2007
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TITLE VI : SESSIONS
CHAPTER 5 : QUORUM AND VOTING

Rule 164 : Disputes on voting

1.   The President shall declare votes open and closed.

2.   Once the President has declared a vote open, no-one except the President shall be allowed to speak until the vote is declared closed.

3.   Points of order concerning the validity of a vote may be raised after the President has declared it closed.

4.   After the result of a vote by show of hands has been announced, a Member may request that this result be checked using the electronic voting system.

5.   The President shall decide whether the result announced is valid. His decision shall be final.

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